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					                    Children and Young People: Economic Wellbeing Sub group




Children and young people’s thematic group: Economic Wellbeing
sub group

Minutes of meeting 9th March 2007

Present:                                             Apologies:
Eddie Sloan                                          Dennis Williamson
Gill Ditchburn                                       Zoe Clarke
Julia Shakeshaft                                     Dave Hart
Emma Finnigan                                        Stephanie Appleton
Margaret Loughlin                                    Pam Darnell
Colette Lynch                                        Catherine Taylor
Hilary Anslow                                        Alison Moore
Liz Kay                                              Liz Johnson
Jackie Galligan                                      Chris Allen
Jackie James




   1. Minutes of meeting held 12/01/07 were reviewed and agreed as
      accurate.
      The progress of the Connexions transition was raised. Margaret Loughlin
      explained that DfES has established a Connexions Transition Fund (to be
      administered via Government office). A proposal has been made to
      second the Area Connexions Manager on a part time basis within the aim
      of taking forward the Connexions Transition at the local level.
      ACTION: Margaret Loughlin and Jackie James to report progress to
      the next EWB meeting on 4th May 2007.
      Hilary Anslow voiced her support for the existing Connexions arrangement
      and her hope that any changes would not be disruptive.
      ACTION: It was agreed that it may be appropriate in some future
      discussions re Connexions Transition that Eddie Sloan as deputy
      should chair some of the meeting.

   2. Sefton JAR - EWB
   - Jackie James confirmed with the group that they had all the pre circulated
      JAR Report (now released). A paper detailing the EWB references in the
      JAR which could be read as in need of improvement linked specifically to:-
   - 5.2 Action is taken to ensure that 14-19 education and training are
      planned and delivered in a co-ordinated way and ensure that education
      and training 16-19 is of good quality.
      ACTION: The need to ensure that all provision not “most” is good
      and able to meet the needs of young people.



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-    5.6 Children and young people who are looked after are helped to achieve
     economic well being.
     ACTION: The need to ensure that transition arrangements for young
     people leaving care are good or excellent as opposed to “generally
     good”.
-    5.7 Children and young people with learning difficulties are helped to
     achieve economic well being.
     ACTION: The need to ensure services support the achievement of
     economic well being for families with children with profound learning
     difficulties and/or disabilities are adequate for young people
     consistently across the borough.

3. LAC/ Economic Well Being Update
- Anne Harvey and Eddie Sloan delivered an update on this area
   referencing specifically:-
   -work done with colleges and EBP
   -work done on data sharing, particularly with Connexions.
- The Care Matters Green paper – care matters was raised and it was
   agreed in view of its serious implications for many member of the group a
   presentation was needed.
   ACTION: Anne Harvey to deliver presentation on care matters to the
   EWB meeting 4th May 2007.

4. Update on Local Authority Apprenticeship Co-ordinator – Emma
   Finnigan
- Emma Finnigan updated the group on her role as Sefton Local Authority
   Apprenticeship Co-ordinator.
- The role being to make employees/ employers aware of finding
   opportunities available for Apprenticeship development.
- 50 employees have signed up, 35 have achieved NVQ’s, 29 level 2, 11
   level 3. Most of these are 19+.
- Second part of strategy being to create new opportunities for succession
   planning review and identification of gaps.
   ACTION: Emma Finnigan to update the group on the development
   and impact of her role on a quarterly basis.

5.SLEGI Update – Julia Shakeshaft
- Julia Shakeshaft updated the group on progress with regard to SLEGI.
- Wards Linacre/ Derby
- Primary Schools in wards and St Wilfrids, St Georges, Savio and Hillside
  and potential wider impact.
- Liverpool is the accountable body.
- 3 years funding
- Formal launch April.
ACTION: Update to come to EWB meeting 4th May 2007. Julia
Shakeshaft to send Jackie James for group email distribution.



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6. Performance Management – Tricostar Training/ EWB Performance
   Management Group
- Jackie James tabled a paper on Performance Management describing the
   Tricostar Performance Management system which several group
   members have been trained in.
- In order to fulfil the groups obligations in relation to performance
   management it was agreed that:-
- Eddie Sloan 14-19 Manager should chair a performance management sub
   group and it should consist of lead writers for each key judgement and
   Jackie James. Sue Davies (Jackie James secretary to provide
   administrative support for this group).
- Lead writers were defined as follows:-
- 5.1 Action is taken by partners to support families in maximising other
   economic well being – Dennis Williamson Childrens Services
- 5.2 Young people 11-19 are helped to prepare for working life – Eddie
   Sloan Childrens Services/ Jackie James Connexions
- 5.3 Action is taken to ensure that 14-19 education and training is delivered
   in a co-ordinated way and to ensure that education and training is of good
   quality – Eddie Sloan Childrens Services/ Colette Murphy LSC GM
- 5.4 Community regeneration initiatives address the needs of Children and
   young people – Julia Shakeshaft Planning and Regeneration
- 5.5 Action is taken to ensure that young People have decent housing –
   Margaret Milne Children Services
- 5.6 Children and Young People who are looked after are helped to
   achieve economic well being – Anne Harvey Childrens Services
- 5.7 Children and young people with learning difficulties and/ or disabilities
   are helped to achieve economic well being – Allan Rutherford Childrens
   Services (to be confirmed)
- Judgement Editors – Jackie James Connexions/ Eddie Sloan Children
   Services.
   ACTION: It was agreed that Ingrid Summersgill should be invited to a
   future meeting to input on Tricostar.

7. MI Reporting/ Service Delivery Plan
- Jackie James asked that group members wishing to table service delivery
   plans/ management information at future meetings should let her know for
   inclusion on Agenda.
- Jackie Galligan on behalf of Connexions tabled the 2006 Year 11 Activity
   Survey and data on those young people 16-19 not known by ward.
- Discussion on vulnerable groups took place.

8. AOB
- Eddie Sloan raised the recent DFES visit that had been made re Meols
   Cop and Range High School. Schools need to look at good practice in




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  supporting young people in transition and via Careers Education and
  Guidance (CEG) and Information Advice and Guidance (IAG).


Date of next meeting
Friday 4th May 2007 9.00-11.00am Venue: Connexions - Pinnacle House




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